Gillingham (Kent) railway station

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Gillingham National Rail
New Gillingham Station Front.JPG
Location
Place Gillingham
Local authority Borough of Medway
Coordinates 51°23′12″N 0°33′00″E / 51.386569°N 0.549886°E / 51.386569; 0.549886Coordinates: 51°23′12″N 0°33′00″E / 51.386569°N 0.549886°E / 51.386569; 0.549886
Grid reference TQ775683
Operations
Station code GLM
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 3
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 2.433 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.322 million
2012/13 Decrease 2.408 million
– Interchange  Steady 0.322 million
2013/14 Increase 2.439 million
– Interchange  Decrease 0.298 million
2014/15 Increase 2.540 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.355 million
2015/16 Increase 2.629 million
– Interchange  Decrease 0.183 million
History
July 1858[1] Opened as New Brompton
May 1886 Renamed New Brompton (Gillingham)
1 Oct 1912 Renamed Gillingham
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gillingham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Gillingham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Gillingham, Kent. It is 35 miles 75 chains (57.8 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Chatham and Rainham.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern. In official literature it is shown as Gillingham (Kent) to distinguish it from the station of the same name in Dorset.

The station first opened in 1858. It currently has three platforms (two for London-bound services and one for country-bound services) and a passenger lift from the station entrance to the platforms.

The station underwent an extensive facelift between 2010 and 2012. This included a new entrance, better pavements, new roof, refurbished waiting rooms, and new cycle storage units.[2]

Services[edit]

London bound services from Gillingham terminate at London Victoria via Rochester, the line through Meopham and Bromley South; London Charing Cross via Gravesend, Dartford and the North Kent Lines; and London St Pancras via Ebbsfleet International.

Trains from London Charing Cross generally terminate on platform 1 and either then continue eastbound to Gillingham Rail Depot or then become London bound services to Charing Cross. Through trains from the east run from Platform 2. Trains from platform 3 (far left) usually go to Ramsgate or Dover.

Looking coastbound. The building on the left is a train crew depot.
Medway Towns
North Kent Line (& High Speed)
to London Bridge & St Pancras
Chatham Main Line
to Victoria & Blackfriars
Medway Valley Line
to Maidstone
Halling
Cuxton
Strood
Rochester Bridge | Strood (1st)
Rochester Bridge
Goods station
Rochester Common
Rochester(2015–)
Rochester(1892–2015)
Chatham Central
River Medway
Chatham
Gillingham
Rainham
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham, Dover and Ramsgate

The May 2016 off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chatham   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Terminus
  Southeastern
Bedford-Gillingham
 
Chatham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Rainham
  Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Broadstairs
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Station-revamp-ahead-2012-London-Olympics/story-11997907-detail/story.html
  3. ^ Table 212 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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